Carlos Briones
Carlos Briones
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Lorenzo, Calif.
High School: Moreau Catholic

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13: Played in seven events and a total of 20 rounds … had an exceptional fall season placing 24th or better in each of three events … had rounds of 80, 77 and 72 and tied for 24th at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate … shot a three round 220 (+4) with rounds of 74, 73 and 73 for a 20th place tie at the Saint Mary’s Invitational … all three sub-par rounds of the season came at the SCVB Pacific Invitational where he finished 10-under and tied for 17th with a season-best 67 (2nd round), 70 and 69 … tied for 28th at the UCI Anteater Invitational with rounds of 79, 73 and 78 … had rounds of 80, 80 and 77 at the WCC Championship to tie for 37th place.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as Northern California’s No. 2 college recruit, Briones is one of the most accomplished local players to ever sign at SCU … a four-year star at nearby Moreau Catholic High School, Briones became the youngest-ever winner of the San Francisco City Championship when he won the title in 2009 as a prep freshman at age 14 … he also took home the title at the 2011 Oakland City Championship and most recently out-played the entire amateur field to win the 86th 2012 Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship … he has twice qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur Championship (2010 & 2011) … Briones choose to play mostly on the men’s amateur circuit however …. tied for 10th at the 2010 Alameda Commuters Men’s Golf Championship after coming in 15th in 2009 … won the 2009 JGANC/NCPGA Match Play title … tied for fifth at the 2011 Santa Clara County Championship prior to winning the event in 2012 … led Moreau Catholic to three consecutive undefeated league seasons … Moreau Catholic went 29-3 in league play during his prep career and advanced into the North Coast Section (NCS) DII Championships all four years … won the second of his four-straight Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) individual titles as a sophomore, leading Moreau to the conference crown at Metropolitan Golf Course in Oakland … Briones hit 17 greens and made six birdies in that event as a sophomore, en route to a four-under par 68 … Moreau Catholic finished its season undefeated in 2010, going 15-0 (12-0 in HAAL play) to win the school’s first golf title in 21 years … after winning the league championship again as a junior in 2011, Briones made another appearance in the NCS Tournament of Champions … NorCal Finals qualifier, posting an individual-best sixth place finish in CIF state tournament play. 

PERSONAL: Born in Manila, Philippines … son of Jorge and Estrella Briones … has chosen to study in Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business.